J. D. Williams papers, 1936-2007  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Williams, J. D. (John Daniel)
Title
J. D. Williams papers
Dates
1936-2007 (inclusive)
Quantity
40 linear feet
Collection Number
Ms0245
Summary
The J. D. Williams papers (1936-2007) contain materials dealing mostly with political science. Included are correspondence, diaries, news clippings, notes, writings, class notes, scrapbooks, and various materials concerning public elections, civil rights, state government, and the bicentennial of the constitution. Williams came to the University of Utah as an instructor in 1952 and served as the director of the Hinckley Institute of Politics from 1965 to 1975. He retired from teaching in 1992.
Repository
University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections.
Special Collections, J. Willard Marriott Library
University of Utah
295 South 1500 East
Salt Lake City, UT
84112-0860
Telephone: 801-581-8863
special@library.utah.edu
Access Restrictions

Twenty-four hour advanced notice encouraged. Materials must be used on-site. Access to parts of this collection may be restricted under provisions of state or federal law.

Languages
English


Historical NoteReturn to Top

John Daniel Williams was born in Salt Lake City, Utah, on 13 January 1926. He graduated from Stanford in 1946 and received a doctorate from Harvard in 1952. J. D. Williams came to the University of Utah as an instructor that same year and became head of the Hinckley Institute of Politics in 1965. He retired from teaching in 1992. J. D. Williams ran for the United States Senate in 1968 and the Utah State House of Representatives in 1976; in each occasion he lost. He died on 3 September 2007.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The J. D. Williams papers (1936-2007) contain materials dealing mostly with political science. Included are correspondence, news clippings, notes, writings, and various materials concerning public elections, civil rights, state government, and the bicentennial of the constitution. Original folder titles given to the materials by Williams have been, for the most part, retained.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

The library does not claim to control copyright for all materials in the collection. An individual depicted in a reproduction has privacy rights as outlined in Title 45 CFR, part 46 (Protection of Human Subjects). For further information, please review the J. Willard Marriott Library’s Use Agreement and Reproduction Request forms.

Preferred Citation

Initial Citation: J. D. Williams papers, MS 0245, Box [ ]. Special Collections and Archives. University of Utah, J. Willard Marriott. Salt Lake City, Utah.

Following Citations: MS 0245.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Political Materials, 1959-1967Return to Top

Container(s): Box 1

Container(s) Description Dates
box
1
Folder
1-4
Marilyn R. Allen
Includes correspondence, notes, and pamphlets.
5-7
Calvin Rampton
Includes campaign materials, correspondence, and news clippings.
1964
8
University of Utah Promotion
1959
9
University of Utah, Bureau of Community Development
1959
10
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) Assignment
1960
11
Gus Backman, Correspondence
1965
12
John Birch Society
1967

Correspondence, 1942-1952Return to Top

Container(s): Box 2

Correspondence, 1952-1954Return to Top

Container(s): Box 3

Correspondence, 1955-1956Return to Top

Container(s): Box 4

Correspondence, 1957Return to Top

Container(s): Box 5

Home Rule Campaign, 1957Return to Top

Container(s): Box 6

Container(s) Description Dates
box
6
Folder
1
Budget
2
Case Study and Notes
3
Charter Commission
4
Correspondence
5-6
"The Defeat of Home Rule," News Clippings and Report
7
Funding and Follow-up
8
History
9
Miscellaneous
10
Advertising
11
Strategy

Correspondence, 1958-1959Return to Top

Container(s): Box 7

Correspondence, 1960-1962Return to Top

Container(s): Box 8

Correspondence, 1962-1964Return to Top

Container(s): Box 9

Correspondence, 1965-1966Return to Top

Container(s): Box 10

Correspondence, 1967-1972Return to Top

Container(s): Box 11

Correspondence, 1972-1980Return to Top

Container(s): Box 12

Correspondence, 1981-1983Return to Top

Container(s): Box 13

Library of Congress Legislative Reference Service, 1950-1952Return to Top

Container(s): Box 14

Newspaper Clippings and Other Materials, circa 1960Return to Top

Container(s): Box 15

Container(s) Description Dates
box
15
Folder
1
Factors in Williams' Defeat
2-5
Newspaper Clippings
6
Correspondence
7
Democratic Party Statements
8
Publications

Senator Joseph McCarthy, circa 1950Return to Top

Container(s): Box 16

This box contains papers and news clippings dealing exclusively with Joseph McCarthy.

Correpsondence, 1984-1986Return to Top

Container(s): Box 17

Correspondence and Other Materials, 1987-1988Return to Top

Container(s): Box 18

Container(s) Description Dates
box
18
Folder
1-2
Correspondence
1987-1988
3
Production Agencies, Orders
4
Mobilization, Eliott Bulletin
5
Economic Stabilization Agency

Various University of Utah Issues, 1964-1988Return to Top

Container(s): Box 19

Container(s) Description Dates
box
19
Folder
1
War Organization Papers
2
Inflation, Notes and News Clippings
3
Art Censorship
1964
4
Divestment from North Africa
1986
5
University of Utah, News Clipping
1988

Public Elections and Correspondence, 1980-1992Return to Top

Container(s): Box 20

Container(s) Description Dates
box
20
Folder
1-5
Elections
1980-1986
6
German News Release
1939
7-8
Correspondence
1988-1989
9
Lecture, "The Bill of Rights, A Memoir at 200"
1991
10
Lecture, "A 40 Year Memoir on My Life at the University of Utah"
1992
11
Lecture, "Freedom of Speech and the Press"
1991
12
Lecture, "Freedom of Religion and Separation of Church and State"
1991
13
Correspondence
1990
14
Founders Day
1992
15
Retirement
1992
16
Miscellaneous

John Birch Society and W. Cleon Skousen, circa 1980sReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 21

Container(s) Description Dates
box
21
Folder
1-4
John Birch Society Materials
5
Fascism in Utah
6
W. Cleon Skousen Materials

Communism and Extreme Political Groups, circa 1950s-1980sReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 22

Container(s) Description Dates
box
22
Folder
1
Ku Klux Klan
2
The New Right
1980s
3-4
Communism, A-Z
5
Communism in United States
1950s

Civil Rights, circa 1960sReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 23

Container(s) Description Dates
box
23
Folder
1
Socialism
2
Civil Rights Speech
3-5
Blacks, A-M

Civil Rights, circa 1960sReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 24

Container(s) Description Dates
box
24
Folder
1
Blacks, N-Z
2
Blacks, Mormon Doctrine
3
Blacks, Utah
4
Japanese Relocation Program
5
Candidacy for University of Utah Professor's Office
6
Candidacy for Utah House of Representatives
1976
7
Parties and Elections

Public Elections, 1988Return to Top

Container(s): Box 25

Container(s) Description Dates
box
25
Folder
1
Jimmy Carter, News Clippings
2
Congressional Materials
3
Congressional Investigations
4
Democratic Party, News Clippings
5-6
Public Elections
1988; 1990

Public Elections, 1990-1991Return to Top

Container(s): Box 26

Container(s) Description Dates
box
26
Folder
1
Public Election
1991
2
Hinkley Institute of Politics Materials
3
Richard M. Nixon, Notes
4
Watergate, Notes
5-6
Political Party Platforms
7
Reagan Watch
8
Ronald Regan, Notes

Ronald Reagan and Ezra Taft Benson, 1944-1986Return to Top

Container(s): Box 27

Container(s) Description Dates
box
27
Folder
1
Impeachment
2
Irangate
3
Economy
4
Hostage Delay
5
Reapportionment
6
Republican Party
1944-1986
7
Ezra Taft Benson, Political History

Ezra Taft Benson and Other Materials, 1970-1980Return to Top

Container(s): Box 28

Container(s) Description Dates
box
28
Folder
1-3
Ezra Taft Benson
Includes theocracy speech and critique, as well as correspondence.
1980
4
Correspondence
circa 1970
5
Department of Political Science
6-7
University of Utah Materials
8
Atomic Bomb

Bicentennial of the Constitution, 1987Return to Top

Container(s): Box 29

Container(s) Description Dates
box
29
Folder
1
Proposal and University Professorship
2
Final Report
3
Arts
4
Banquets
5
Budget
6
Correspondence
7
Liberal Education 200
8
Critics
9
Fund Raising
10
Constitution Project Fundraising

Bicentennial of the Constitution, 1987Return to Top

Container(s): Box 30

Container(s) Description Dates
box
30
Folder
1
Kudos
2-3
Lectures
4
Constitution Project Programs
5
Publicity
6
National Endowment for the Humanities
7
Thank You's
8
Utah Endowment for the Humanities

Separation of Church and State, 1947-1965Return to Top

Container(s): Box 31

Container(s) Description Dates
box
31
Folder
1
FBI
2
CIA
3-4
Hoover Commission
1947-1953
5
State Hoover Commission
1965
6-7
Separation of Church and State, A-K

Separation of Church and State, circa 1960s-1991Return to Top

Container(s): Box 32

Container(s) Description Dates
box
32
Folder
1-2
Separation of Church and State, L-Z
3
LDS Church vs. ERA (Equal Rights Amendment)
4
LDS Church Problems
5-6
Correspondence
1991

State Government, circa 1977Return to Top

Container(s): Box 33

Container(s) Description Dates
box
33
Folder
1
New Deal
2
Community Development
3-4
Metro Government in Salt Lake County, History
5
Salt Lake City
6
Salt Lake County
7
United Nations and Model UN at University of Utah
8-9
United Nations, A-I

Phi Beta Kappa and Censorship, 1950-1990sReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 34

Container(s) Description Dates
box
34
Folder
1
United Nations, K-Z
2-4
Phi Beta Kappa
Includes miscellaneous records, by-laws, and election studies.
1970s
5
B. H. Roberts Society
6
Censorship Library
1979-1980
7
Censorship, Cable TV
1982-1985
8
Utah Senatorial Race
1950
9
Salt Lake City Power Structure
1950s-1990s

Olive Branch Campaign, 1993Return to Top

Container(s): Box 35

Container(s) Description Dates
box
35
Folder
1
Olive Branch Campaign
1993
2-3
Correspondence
1993

Correspondence, 1992-1994Return to Top

Container(s): Box 36

Correspondence, 1995-1997Return to Top

Container(s): Box 37

Impeachment of President William Jefferson Clinton, 1991-1999Return to Top

Container(s): Box 38

Container(s) Description Dates
box
38
Folder
1
Clinton Philandering, Articles and Notes
1991-1997
2-3
Clinton Impeachment Materials
1998-1999
4
Articles
1998-1999

Correspondence, 1998-2000Return to Top

Container(s): Box 39

Election Materials, 1992-1998Return to Top

Container(s): Box 40

This box contained articles, news clippings, and personal notes collected about the 1992 through 1998 Elections, Ross Anderson and Bob Dole.

Container(s) Description Dates
box
40
Folder
1-6
Election Materials
1992-1998
7
Ross (Rocky) Anderson Materials
1996
8
Bob Dole Materials
1996

Correspondence, 1951-2003Return to Top

Container(s): Box 41

Container(s) Description Dates
box
41
Folder
1
J.D. Williams to Rex Williams
1951
2-13
Correspondence
2000-2003

Correspondence, 2003-2006Return to Top

Container(s): Box 42

Diaries, 1943-1956Return to Top

Container(s): Box 43-44

Diary and Notes, C, 1957Return to Top

Container(s): Box 45

Container(s) Description Dates
box
45
Folder
1
Diary
1957
2
The Constitution
3-4
Constitutional Law
5-6
Cases, Civil Liberties
7-8
Constitutional Law, Cases
9
Constitution, Speech and Press, A-G

Notes, C, 2000-2004Return to Top

Container(s): Box 46

Container(s) Description Dates
box
46
Folder
1
Constitution, Speech and Press, H-Z
2
Constitution, Lecture-Free Press
2000
3-4
Censorship Notes
5-7
Church and State Notes

Notes, C-E, 1996-2002Return to Top

Container(s): Box 47

Container(s) Description Dates
box
47
Folder
1
Church and State, Religious History
2
Church and State, Prayer
3
Church and State, 1954 Utah Reapportionment
4-5
Civil Rights
6
Stocks
7
Democratic Party
8
Democratic Party, Strategy
9
Democratic Party, Writers
10
Diet
11-12
Dixie College, Lecture
2002
13
Drugs
14
Eagle Forum
1996
15
East High School Reunion

Notes, E-H, 1946-2006Return to Top

Container(s): Box 48

Container(s) Description Dates
box
48
Folder
1
Education
1994-1996
2-3
England- History
4
Ensign Grade School, Reunion
5
Environment
6
Equal Rights Amendment
7
Europe Trip Reunion, 1970
8
Fascism and Ultra Right (Hate Groups)
1990-2000
9
Fascism, Germany
10
F.B.I
1992-1997
11
France
12
Fundraising
13
"Funny Things I've seen"
1950-1953
14
Fundraising-- Hinckley Institute of Politics
15
Fundraising-- Utah
16
Fundraising-- Washington D.C.
17
Funeral Plans
1995
18
Gardening
2003
19
Gil Williams
20
Harvard
1946-2003
21
Harvard Alumni Association of Utah
1991-2002
22
Harvard-- Prize Book Award
2003-2004
23-24
Hinckley Institute of Politics, University of Utah
1973-2006
25
Homosexuality
1996

Notes, I-P, 1947-2006Return to Top

Container(s): Box 49

Container(s) Description Dates
box
49
Folder
1
International Relations-- Balkins
1993
2
International Relations-- China
1989-2001
3
International Relations-- Czechoslovakia
1969-1992
4
International Relations-- Communist Nations
1988-1990
5
International Relations-- Foreign Policy
1998-1999
6
International Relations-- India
2006
7
International Relations-- Islam
1994
8
International Relations-- Israel
1992-1993
9
International Relations-- Mexico
2000
10
International Relations-- Russia
1988-2000
11
Japanese Relocation
2000-2001
12
Job Contacts
1990-2003
13
"Laughs from Teaching"
1953-1965
14
Legislature
1953
15
Liberalism
1973-1998
16
Liberalism/Conservativism
1950s
17
Library of Congress and Legislative Reference Services
1947-1958
18
Limbaugh, Rush
1995
19
Minorities
1989-2000
20
NATO
1997
21
Negroes-- Civil Rights
1964-1999
22
Nuclear Defense
1982-2003
23
Parliamentary Procedure
24
Parties--"One Party State"
2001

Notes, P, 1948-1998Return to Top

Container(s): Box 50

Container(s) Description Dates
box
50
Folder
1
Parties-- Lecture Notes
1952-1995
2
Parties-- Political Science 110 Materials
3
Parties-- Politics
1948
4
Politics--Campaigns
1998
5
Politics-- Candidacy

Notes, WReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 51

Notes, Civil RightsReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 52

Container(s) Description
box
52
Folder
1
ABA Notes
2
Patriot Act
3
Gonzales, Alberto
4
Torture
5
Rule of Law
6
Civil Liberties Speech
7
National Security and Individual Rights Speech
8
Liberalism
9-12
Civil Rights and Terrorism Law
13
Ashcroft, John

Newspaper Clippings and NotesReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 53

Container(s) Description
box
53
Folder
1-2
Newspaper Clippings
3
Notes

Magazines and Brochures, 1936-2006Return to Top

Container(s): Box 54

Container(s) Description Dates
box
54
Folder
1
The Atlantic
1992
2
The British Constitution
1943
3
The Church the Proposed Equal Rights Amendment
1980
4
The Constitution of the United States
2000
5
Democratic National Committee Brochures
1993
6
Kennedy School of Government
2004
7
The Ku Klux Klan: A History of Racism and Violence
1991
8
National Geographic
2004
9
Newsweek
2005-2007
10
The Passing of Dual Federalism
1950
11
Political Responsibility : Revitalizing American Democracy
1991
12
Provisions of Federal Law Held Unconstitutional by the Supreme Court of the United States
1936
13
Secrecy in Government
1952
14
University of Utah Magazines
2001-2004
15
News Clippings
1988-2006

Notes, D-S, 1944-2005Return to Top

Container(s): Box 55

Container(s) Description Dates
box
55
Folder
1
Notes, D-P
2
Negroes-- Mormon Doctrine
3
Personal Effects
4
Poverty
5
Stanford-- Admissions and Orientation Materials
1944-1947
6
Stanford Alumni Association
1946-2005
7
Stanford-- Athletics
1946
8
Stanford-- Student Newspaper
1946-1991
9
Stanford Today
1948-1968

Notes, T-V, 1941-2004Return to Top

Container(s): Box 56

Container(s) Description Dates
box
56
Folder
1
Taylor Divorce
1994-1996
2
Taylor Job Search
1996
3
Teaching
1960-1968
4
Townships
5
Misc. Notes, T
1960s-2003
6
Illustrations of the United States
1941-1948
7
United Nations
1993-1996
8
U.N. Model
2004
9
University Life
1960
10
U of U
1998-2003
11
Utah History
1947-1997
12
Utah, A-L
1947-1997
13
Utah, Economic and Social
1990-2003
14
Volunteer Service
15
Notes, V

Trip Plans, 1990-1992Return to Top

Container(s): Box 57-58

Notes, A-E, 1967-2004Return to Top

Container(s): Box 59

Container(s) Description Dates
box
59
Folder
1
Affirmative Action
2
Bea, Mormonism
3
Book of Mormon
4
Christianity-- Morality, Divorce, Marriage
5
Corrections
6
Crime
7
Crime, Racial Profiling
8-9
Election
2000-2004

Notes, E-H, 1964-2000Return to Top

Container(s): Box 60

Container(s) Description Dates
box
60
Folder
1
Electoral College
1976-1992
2
Environment
1981
3
Ethics
1988-1992
4
Ethics, Lectures
5
Finances, Campaign
6
Funerals
1964-1984
7
Fiscal Policy
1996
8
Gun Control
1993-2000
9
Guns
2000
10
Hatch, Orrin

Notes, I-M, 1953-2000Return to Top

Container(s): Box 61

Container(s) Description Dates
box
61
Folder
1
Income Distribution
1952-1996
2
Jesus Christ
3
Labor Force
4
LDS, Authoritarian Rule
5
Leadership
6
Lobbying
7-8
Morality in Government
9
Motivation

Notes, N-P, 1948-1993Return to Top

Container(s): Box 62

Container(s) Description Dates
box
62
Folder
1
NAFTA
2
Negro Doctrine
1948-1978
3
Negro, Priesthood Revelation
4
Phi Beta Cappa
5
Pictures of Historical People
6
Political Administration Notes
7
Political Administration
8
Political Administration Alums
9
Political Administration Lectures
10
Political Science Department
11
Poverty Problem
12
Powell, Colin

Notes, P-R, 1956-2007Return to Top

Container(s): Box 63

Container(s) Description Dates
box
63
Folder
1
Practical Politics
2
Public Policy, General
3
Publicity, Campaign
4
Quotes
5
Racial Prejudice
6
Reapportionment
2007
7
Reganomics
8-9
Religion, A-D

Notes, Religion E-P, 1946-2000Return to Top

Container(s): Box 64

Notes, R, 1946-1989Return to Top

Container(s): Box 65

Container(s) Description Dates
box
65
Folder
1-3
Religion, Q-Z
4
Religion, Satire
5
Reorganization
6
Roberts, B. H.
7
Roosevelt, Franklin D.

Notes, R-W, 1953-2005Return to Top

Container(s): Box 66

Container(s) Description Dates
box
66
Folder
1
Rove, Karl
2
Notes, R
3
Salem, Toudy
4
Salt Lake City
5
Sex Education
6
South and Central America
7
Speech, Semantics and Debating
8
Stanford Club
9
Stanford Maps
10
Sunday School Classes
11
Surveys
12
Notes, S
13
Tactics
14
Vote Utah
15
Voting
16
Weddings
17
Welfare
18
Williams, Robert Kirk
19
Women's Issues

Scrapbook, 1965-2005Return to Top

Container(s): Box 67

Contains news clippings, letters, notes, and photographs related to the Hinckley Institute of Politics.

Subject Files, 1962-2007Return to Top

Container(s): Box 68

Container(s) Description Dates
box
68
Folder
1
Awards, Recognitions and Certificates
1946-1993
2
Everett L. Cooley Oral History Project
1984
3
Life, "The Bill of Rights"
1991
4
Personal Management in Utah State Government
5
Presidential Engravings
6
National Security and Individual Rights
2002
7
Autumn Orme
2005-2007
8
Safe to Learn, Safe to Worship Act
1999-2000

Lecture Notes, 1960-2000Return to Top

Container(s): Box 69

Container(s) Description Dates
box
69
Folder
1-2
Constitutional Law
2000
3
"The Constitution at 200"
Contains readings for an unknown class.
1987
4-6
Political Science 110
1992-2000
7
Salt Lake Community College
1960-1992

"The Beauty of Freedom", Lecture Notes, 1982-2001Return to Top

Container(s): Box 70

Container(s) Description Dates
box
70
Folder
1-2
The Beauty of Freedom
1987-2001
3
The Articles of Confederation
4
Bill of Rights and Freedom of Religion
1999
5
Checks and Balances
1999
6
Civil Rights
7
Democracy and Pluralism
8
The Judiciary
1997
9
The Presidency

TransparenciesReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 71-74

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Electioneering--Utah
  • Geographical Names :
  • United States--Politics and government--1945-1989--Sources
  • United States--Politics and government--1989---Sources
  • Utah--Politics and government--20th century--Sources
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Articles
  • Correspondence